Schools

VTC to Offer Paramedic Program

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Randolph — More mobile than doctors and better-trained than many EMTs, paramedics are expected to be in high demand as the U.S. population ages. One Vermont state college is trying to fill the workforce training void. Vermont Technical College has implemented a new paramedical training program which will “provide paramedics ready to serve Vermont,” the school said in a news release. “We’re very excited about the new paramedicine program,” VTC …

Dartmouth Contest Asks Whether a Software Program Can Write

Friday, July 31, 2015

Hanover — What breeds creativity? For Dan Rockmore, a Dartmouth College professor who is taking a stab at this question, a little physical pain doesn’t hurt. Rockmore, director of the Neukom Institute at Dartmouth College, enjoys spinning classes, workouts that take place on stationary bikes with pumping music and the shouted encouragement of …

Cornish to Combine K, Pre-K

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Cornish — The School Board during an emergency meeting Monday night voted to open half-day kindergarten to pre-K students to boost the program’s enrollment after two families with kindergarten-aged students left the district in recent days. The departures, including one family who switched the affiliation of their home on the Plainfield-Cornish town line in order to send their children to Plainfield Elementary School, …

Shumlin Signs Off on School Consolidation Law

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Bolton, Vt. — With the numbers of kindergarteners and primary grade students down by about half and costs climbing, some wondered how long taxpayers in the rural town of Bolton were going to be able to keep the Smilie Memorial Elementary School open. But last November, voters in …

The Meaning of Yes and No: WISE Counsels High School Students on Sex and Consent

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The question before a group of 10th grade students in their early morning health class at Hanover High School is this: What happens if you’re on the verge of, or already engaged in, sexual activity but you’re not …

Young Writers Project: Finding a Message in a Bottle

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences in newspapers, before live audiences and on websites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, The …

Long-Debated Renovation Begins at Mascoma Campus

Friday, May 29, 2015

West Canaan — There’s a new show in town, and it doesn’t cost a penny. Construction at Mascoma Valley Regional High School began little more than a month ago, and Enfield resident Kate Plumley Stewart, vice president of …

Dartmouth’s ‘Animal House’ Frat Fights to Keep Residence

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Hanover — After Dartmouth College last month cut ties with Alpha Delta Fraternity, the Greek-letter organization is appealing a decision by town officials forbidding it from housing its members at the East Wheelock Street mansion it owns. Hanover …

Thetford English Teacher Plans a Fundraising Contest

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Once upon a time around the turn of the 21st century at Thetford Academy, Amanda Frost tested the patience of English teacher Joe Deffner. “I was — I don’t know — sassy, and he would call me out …

Students Write About What They Missed, and a Picture of Cats

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences in newspapers, before live audiences and on websites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. …

WISE to Open Dartmouth Office

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College has reached an agreement with WISE, the Upper Valley nonprofit that provides crisis counseling and other services, to place an advocate for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence on campus. Beginning this summer, a crisis center will be staffed by a full-time WISE …

Couple Gives $21M to Dartmouth

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College has received a $21 million gift from an alumnus and his wife, adding to the couple’s endowment for international scholars engaged in entrepreneurship and public service in their homelands. Robert E. King, a Silicon …

Hartland Elementary School Reconsiders Nightly Homework

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

In the homestretch to graduation from Hartland Elementary School, eighth-grader Anna Morse still shivers at the memory of hitting the after-school wall. “In fifth and sixth grade is when homework cut into my personal life the most,” the …